Commitment #19 - WR Jarrod West
Liberty HS (Bethlehem, PA) wide receiver Jarrod West made the decision to end his college recruitment early this week while on an unofficial visit to a Pac-10 school of particular interest to us.
"I committed to Stanford on Tuesday," West said. "I asked coach Harbaugh if I could talk to him personally so I could tell him face to face. He was very happy."
"I just loved it there," West said. "When I got to the school I felt that it was my school, like I fit in so well."
Spending the better part of four days in Palo Alto gave West the opportunity to form a bond with several members of the Cardinal coaching staff.
"They're all really cool," West said of the Stanford coaches. "They all have connections with the NFL and they're all great guys that have a lot of experience."
But it sounded like the most enjoyable part of West's visit was the opportunity he had to connect with old family friend and fellow 2010 wide receiver commit Tai-ler Jones.
"My dad grew up with his dad and that weekend at Stanford was the first time I ever met T.J. in person," West said. "We had a connection right away and I'm going to be happy to spend a lot of time with him during the next few years."
Together, West and Jones plan on wreaking havoc on opposing defenses for years to come. West feels that he complements Jones' crisp route running and good hands with a healthy dose of playmaking ability.
"I'm a big receiver that can make plays and I'm a good possession catcher and I'm pretty fast," said the six-foot two-inch, 193-pounder.
But before West ever steps on the football field for Stanford, he knows that he must successfully pass through Stanford's rigorous admissions process.
"I'm going to get my application soon and work with my family and see if I can get it all filled out," West said.
A likely pre-law major, West reports a 3.7 Stanford GPA (4.0 high school). He hasn't yet taken the SAT or ACT but has a test set up for the near future.
Ranked the 114th best WR in the 2010 class by Scout.com, West is a three-star prospect in the Scout rankings and four-star by another service that covers recruiting.
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